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Celebration honors 11 new endowed chair holders

Dec. 5, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their outstanding scholarship and research during a celebration at the Student Life Center Nov. 29.

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Writer of ‘Best Book of the Year’ to speak at Central Library Oct. 17

Oct. 12, 2017—Martin Seay, author of the acclaimed novel "The Mirror Thief," will discuss the future of reading at the Central Library Oct. 17.

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ filmmaker to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 29, 2017—Filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose works include the Oscar-nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro,' will speak on campus Oct. 18, and two of his films will be screened at Sarratt Cinema Oct. 4 and 16.

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Alumna, former faculty member Alison Piepmeier honored with Sept. 25 lecture

Sep. 12, 2017—The Alison Piepmeier Memorial Lecture is set for Sept. 25, featuring speaker George Estreich, author of a book about raising his daughter who has Down syndrome.

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Distinguished Shakespeare scholar Ann Cook Calhoun dies

Aug. 18, 2017—Ann Cook Calhoun, an internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar and a powerful force for making the Bard's plays accessible to everyone, died Aug. 13 at the age of 82.

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Dayan’s ‘Legal Sorcery’ to be screened at international art blowout

Aug. 14, 2017—The influence of Haitian vodou rituals on Colin Dayan's research on marginalized populations and the law is depicted in a performance monologue that she recorded for an international art exhibition.

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Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning offers new fall classes

Aug. 4, 2017—Architectural treasures, Broadway plays on film, and a first-time preview of a Nashville Ballet performance are among the rich subjects offered this fall by Vanderbilt's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Lorrie Moore named 2017 Cullman Center fellow

Apr. 28, 2017—Distinguished fiction writer and professor Lorrie Moore has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

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Six honored at Solar Eclipse Competitions Celebration

Apr. 19, 2017—The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs presented awards to six students at the Solar Eclipse Competitions Celebration April 17 at the Wond’ry. The celebration represents one of many campus events centered around the total solar eclipse that will occur later this year on Aug. 21.

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Vanderbilt English professor awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 18, 2017—Professor of English Mark Schoenfield, an expert on Romantic periodicals and culture, has been awarded a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in English literature.

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Teukolsky awarded NEH funding for Victorian ‘new media’ research

Apr. 13, 2017—Rachel Teukolsky, an English professor whose research bridges Victorian literature and the visual arts, has received a Summer Stipends award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Exhibition to share life lessons of African American seniors

Apr. 7, 2017—An exhibition showcasing life stories of African American seniors—part of a project founded by Associate Provost Ifeoma Nwankwo—will be displayed April 13 at Sarratt Student Center.

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